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US delays decision on oil pipeline

2014-04-20 15:53

The US has indefinitely extended the review process for a controversial Canada-to-US oil pipeline, potentially delaying a final decision.

Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

2014-04-14 16:33

Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the US Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path.

Nations wary of sucking greenhouse gases out

2014-04-09 09:26

Many nations want a draft UN report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky.

T-Mobile to stop selling BlackBerrys in US

2014-04-02 20:00

Struggling Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry says it will not renew an accord allowing T-Mobile to sell its smartphones in the United States.

Russia can only return to G8 if it changes

2014-03-27 17:15

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper sees no way for Russia to return to the Group of Eight industrialised powers unless President Vladimir Putin changes.

Possible Ebola case in Canada

2014-03-25 07:18

Health officials in Guinea are battling to contain a deadly Ebola virus outbreak as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveller returning to Canada was hospitalised with suspicious symptoms.

Police describe mayor's crack tape

2014-03-20 09:04

Toronto police say that a video first reported a year ago shows Mayor Rob Ford apparently holding a glass cylinder and a lighter while smoking crack cocaine, according to court documents.

30 Dolphins die in ice off Canadian coast

2014-03-18 08:44

30 white-beaked dolphins have died after being trapped in ice off the coast of Canada's Newfoundland province, and three remaining alive are not faring well, officials say.

New $70m climate change study in Africa

2014-03-10 15:10

The UK’s department for International development and Canada’s international development research centre have jointly announced a partnership to research initiatives in tackling climate change in Africa and Asia.

Mother of suicide soldier gets one-cent cheque

2014-03-05 10:15

Canada's defence minister has apologised after the mother of a soldier who committed suicide received a one cent cheque for "release pay", three years after her son's death.

Video: 96-car pile-up in snow

2014-02-28 11:02

Nearly 100 vehicles piled up in crashes in Ontario, Canada, as a snowstorm blanketed a freeway. Watch the video!

Canadian doctor sentenced for sexual assault

2014-02-25 20:03

A Canadian anaesthesiologist convicted of sexually assaulting 21 sedated women during surgeries has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Obama pressed by neighbour countries at talks

2014-02-20 07:30

Pressed by North American allies on an array of politically fraught issues, President Barack Obama has vowed to press ahead with stalled efforts for trade expansion and US immigration reforms.

Toronto mayor accused of arranging assault

2014-01-30 10:32

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is being sued by his sister's ex-boyfriend for allegedly conspiring to have the man beaten in jail to prevent his illicit behaviours from becoming public.

Keystone may be ignored in Obama speech

2014-01-27 14:56

As President Obama prepares to lay out his agenda during his State of the Union speech, many argue he may not mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a contentious project that may shape his legacy.

5 dead, 30 missing after Quebec old age home blaze

2014-01-24 10:27

A fire that raged through a seniors' home in eastern Quebec has trapped residents dependent on wheelchairs and walkers, leaving five died and about 30 missing.

Toronto 'crack mayor' caught out on new video

2014-01-22 08:46

A new video has surfaced showing Toronto's mayor, who pledged to stay off alcohol after admissions of crack smoking and binge drinking in an apparent drunken stupor.

Bird flu kills Canadian on return from China

2014-01-09 06:52

A Canadian has died from H5N1 avian influenza after returning from a trip to China in what is the only current confirmed case of its kind in North America, federal health officials say.

Train derails in Canada, homes evacuated

2014-01-08 08:32

A freight train carrying crude oil and propane has derailed and caught fire in New Brunswick, leading to the evacuation of about two dozen nearby homes, authorities say.

Canada plunges into a deep freeze

2014-01-06 21:41

Extreme cold in Canada has disrupted flights and school classes, caused widespread power outages and created havoc on roads.

Deadly freeze hits US, Canada

2014-01-04 07:53

A fierce winter storm has caused chaos in the United States since the start of the year, killing 11 people, canceling thousands of flights and bringing freezing temperatures to Canada.

Toronto 'crack mayor' to run again

2014-01-02 20:07

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted to smoking crack, has filed to run for another term.

 

Five stabbed to death at Canada house party

2014-04-15 19:19

Five people have died in a stabbing rampage at a house party held to mark the end of university classes in the Canadian city of Calgary, local media say.

Dentist plans to clone John Lennon

2014-04-12 10:22

A Canadian dentist is planning to clone deceased Beatles star John Lennon using DNA from a tooth he purchased at an auction.

Canadian convicted after webcam murder

2014-04-08 10:38

A man accused of attacking a Chinese student in her Toronto apartment as her ex-boyfriend watched via webcam from China has been convicted of first-degree murder.

Courthouse gunman killed after cop shot

2014-03-28 22:40

Police shot and killed an armed man at Canada's busiest courthouse on the outskirts of Toronto after he entered the secure building and shot and wounded an officer.

Ebola: No risk to Canadian public

2014-03-25 09:28

The general Canadian public is not at risk say Saskatchewan officials after a man who recently travelled from west Africa displayed symptoms of the Ebola virus.

Canadian official quits over Mandela trip

2014-03-20 09:04

The premier of the Canadian province of Alberta has announced she is resigning after being criticised for spending thousands on a trip to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial service.

US student arrested for 'trying to join qaeda'

2014-03-18 13:20

A California student has been arrested near the US-Canada border and is accused of plotting to help a terror group and join al-Qaeda, as well as talking about attacking Los Angeles.

Snowstorm paralyses eastern Canada

2014-03-13 19:01

A snowstorm has paralysed eastern Canada causing highway car pileups, flight cancellations and school closures.

Bitcoin bank shuts after hacking theft

2014-03-05 12:59

A Canada-based bitcoin bank, says it was closing down after losing bitcoins worth about $600 000 in a hacker attack.

Video: 96-car pile-up in snow

2014-02-28 14:40

Nearly 100 vehicles piled up in crashes in Ontario, Canada, as a snowstorm blanketed a freeway. Watch the video!

Canada anaesthetist sentenced for sex assault

2014-02-26 10:05

A Canadian anaesthesiologist convicted of sexually assaulting 21 sedated women during surgeries has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Toronto 'crack mayor' challenged by right wing

2014-02-25 11:03

Toronto's scandal-plagued mayor, Rob Ford - who has admitted binge drinking and smoking crack - now faces fellow conservative challengers in his upcoming bid for re-election.

Toronto mayor in trouble in Vancouver

2014-02-02 08:15

Toronto's embattled mayor Rob Ford has been given a ticket for jaywalking while visiting Vancouver, according to reports in Canada.

Death toll 14 in Canada senior home tragedy

2014-01-28 11:28

The confirmed death toll in the Canadian senior fire crept to 14, with another 18 still missing as workers spent their fifth day in sub-freezing temperatures searching for victims.

32 die in retirement home fire

2014-01-26 07:26

A massive blaze at a Canadian retirement home is believed to have claimed the lives of 32 people.

Fire kills 3 at Canada seniors' residence

2014-01-23 22:05

At least three people have died and 30 were missing after a fire ripped through a wooden three-story residence for the elderly in Quebec, police say.

Wheel or axle failure caused Canada derailment

2014-01-09 16:28

A Canadian National Railway spokesperson has said it appears a wheel or axle failure caused a train carrying crude oil to derail in New Brunswick.

8 pics of the polar vortex causing widespread flight delays

2014-01-08 09:16

North America is being gripped by -40 degree Celsius temperatures, crippling key international airports and forcing a state of emergency in New York.

Apps help you keep New Year's resolutions

2014-01-08 05:30

Keeping New Year's resolutions can be difficult but new apps aim to help people get organized, track progress and stay focused to reach their goals.

Blackberry sues company for violating patent

2014-01-04 08:00

Blackberry says it had filed a suit in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents with a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

H1N1 flu claims five lives in Canada

2014-01-03 22:26

An H1N1 flu outbreak in Alberta has sickened nearly 1 000 people and killed five, the Canadian province's health minister says.

 
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